Carden Capital Insights

06
Jul

One Bull and Ten Bears Go Walking in the Woods, Guess What Happens…

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Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist and Nobel laureate once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”  Niels would likely turn in his grave if asked about the direction of equity markets for the second half of 2016.  We don’t know what happens when one bull and ten bears go walking in […]

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30
Jun

Investor Education Series: Exclusive for Finance Professionals: “Volatility Strategies”

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We held an investor education webinar this week titled Exclusive for Finance Professionals: “Volatility Strategies” Here is a recording for all who missed the webinar.   • If you can’t beat ’em … • Don’t fear volatility – use it • Volatility as an asset class • Diversification benefits of volatility allocations • Avoid the […]

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27
Jun

Masochism (ˈmasəˌkizəm): A Popular Investment Strategy With No Risk Management

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The Austrian novelist Leopold von Sacher-Moser (1835-1895) first discovered how pain and pleasure can be intertwined.  Watching the S&P 500 dive 3.59% last Friday and quite a bit more today has been for most investors exceedingly painful.  If you have been enjoying the roller coaster, keep your investment strategy unchanged!  However, if you are looking […]

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09
Jun

Investor Education Series: How to Increase Your Investment Returns and Reduce Risk

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We held an investor education webinar this week titled How to Increase Your Investment Returns and Reduce Risk Here is a recording for all who missed the webinar.   If you are interested in receiving a free independent stress test of your portfolio, as we recommend in the webinar, please email us at info@cardencapital.com.   […]

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08
Jun

Why We Turned Down New Business Last Week

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Marriage, just like new business relationships, should be a joyful experience.  However, what to do if you find yourself courting someone going straight for your knickers after your first date?  Last week we turned down new business from an institutional buyer.  For a growing company, it is always disappointing to turn down a new client […]

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01
Jun

How to Make Money When Everyone Else is Losing It

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Since May 20th, 2015, the S&P 500 Index has not made a new high.  It is unheard of to go over a year without a new high in a bull market; hence, many investors are wondering if the current bull run has come to an end.  After all, when equity markets stop going up, they […]

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26
May

Has the Housing Market Topped?

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you own real estate and it comprises a substantial portion of your net worth. If you owned property prior to the financial crisis, you witnessed the value of your real estate decline substantially only to rocket back in value since 2009. In fact, in some areas of the […]

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16
May

Hey Babyboomers: Stay Healthy, Don’t Retire

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If you are a baby boomer considering retirement, Carden Capital has some advice for you: stay healthy and don’t quit your job. For too many baby boomers, retirement will be more stressful than it was hoped. The fun, leisure, and financial security which previous generations of retirees enjoyed are now imperiled.   What’s the cause? […]

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06
May

Has the Market Topped?

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The S&P 500 (SPY) had a fantastic rally after dropping to start this year.  Just two weeks ago, many market longs indicated the bull market would continue and we would hit new highs. However, the market failed to move to new all-time highs. The market got very close to the mark, reaching the 2100 level, […]

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26
Apr

Weak Retail Sales Indicate Increased Recession Risk

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Retail sales is among the most important of the indicators for judging the strength of the economy. While it isn’t watched as closely as GDP or inflation, retail sales is one of those benchmarks that really strikes at the core of an economy’s fundamental strength. If people have both the income and confidence to buy, […]

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